The Fashion Interviews Part I: A Passion for Fashion!

Interviewee: María Martha Rodriguez LdM Fashion Business Certificate   —————————————————————————– Hi María! To begin with, why don’t you tell us something about yourself? I’m originally from Mexico, where I study Marketing & Communication, but I decided to come to LdM to study something totally different: Fashion! I’ve always been very intrigued by Fashion and the…

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Designers’ Files

Written by: Nicole Geiger LdM Fall 2014 Fashion & Study Abroad student   ———————————————————————– “Maybe they’re born with it?” The answer is: they ARE indeed. But who are they? Allow me to introduce.   Recently I had the pleasure of sitting down and chatting with the young ladies of LdM’s Apparel Construction class taught by…

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Front Row With: LdM’s Most Talented

Written by: Frances Connolly LdM Fall 2014 Fashion & Study Abroad student   ————————————————————– It was last week on Wednesday evening that I sat down at LdM’s Haute Couture Fashion Show and thought to myself: this is smart.    To have a theme as distinct as 50’s Haute Couture, and to not adhere to it…

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The Chatroom: LdM Draping Class

Written by: Frances Connolly LdM Fall 2014 Fashion & Study Abroad student   ——————————————————————— Welcome to an inside look on LdM’s Draping class, where I’m chronicling conversations with students who are cooler than cool! Throughout this semester, the girls have been exploring a variety of approaches and methods in developing and analyzing patterns under the…

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Made in Italy

Written by: Nicole Geiger LdM Fall 2014 Fashion & Study Abroad student   ———————————————————————– “No pictures please”, I was told last Tuesday when I attempted to take pictures on my Fashion Industry class trip to a museum and home of one of the world’s leading luxury brands. Can you guess what brand I’m referring to?…

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Let’s Get Virtual: How the Internet has changed the (fashion) game

Written by: Frances Connolly LdM Fall 2014 Fashion & Study Abroad student   ——————————————————————– Happy Birthday to you! As I’ve recently learned in my Introduction to Fashion class at LdM, August 10th, 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of the invention of online shopping. The first-ever purchase was a $12.48 Sting CD; twenty years, millions of…

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Pursuing my Passion Abroad

Written by: Nicole Geiger LdM Fall 2014 Fashion & Study Abroad student   ———————————————————————   Ciao! My name is Nicole Geiger and I am thrilled to be sitting down in my favorite gelato place in Florence, after returning from my class field trip to the Ferragamo Museum this morning, to write my very first post!…

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Preserving Personal Style: One Cover-up at a Time

  Written by: Frances Connolly LdM Fall 2014 Fashion & Study Abroad student   —————————————————————– I’ve experienced a serious fashion epidemic: I have officially become blinded by the label. It’s come to the point where I don’t know if I love what I’m wearing because I love it, or because it’s designer.   Slowly, I’ve…

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The Anatomy of a Department Store

Written by: Lindsay Profenno LdM Art History & Summer Session student   ————————————— One of the most insightful experiences I had with LdM was accompanying the Trend Forecasting class on their field excursion to three different fashion stores around Florence. Our class was going on this exercise to identify how these stores catered and drew…

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